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Upcoming Events

Astronomy Day Star Party
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: Ages 7 and older
$5 per person (free for members)

Join us to celebrate Astronomy Day! The University Lowbrow Astronomers will be leading an evening of star gazing at our site.  This is a chance for you to get "close up views" of stars, planets, nebulae, and other celestial objects that are hard to see without the use of telescopes. 

In the case of cloudy weather, please call our Main Office at (734) 997-1553, or check our Facebook page after 4pm the day of to see if the event is cancelled. In the event of cancellation, we encourage you to join the Lowbrow Astronomers at the Peach Mountain Observatory on Saturday, October 14 at 7pm.

Pre-registration is recommended by October 4th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Critters Up Close
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Fee with Ann Arbor Hands On Museum admission

Every month, Ann Arbor Hands On Museum visitors get up close and personal with some of our favorite critters from the natural world!  Join us for hands-on activities and a meet and greet with critters from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday. This month the featured theme is animal diversity, and the critters are ready for their close up!

Critters Up Close
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum admission

Every month, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum visitors get up close and personal with some of our favorite critters from the natural world!  Join us for hands-on activities and a meet and greet with critters from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday. This month the featured theme is animal diversity, and the critters are ready for their close up!

Fireside Fun- A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

There's nothing quite as relaxing as sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows and swapping stories. One Sunday a month, we'll be stoking the fires here at LSNC. Bring your family, friends, camp chairs, outdoor games, and s'mores fixings. We'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows. This event is rain or shine (except for thunder and lightening), so come dressed for the weather.

No registration required.

Animal Haunts - Northern Neighbors (Adults Only)
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: Adults 21 years an older
$25 per person ($20 per member)

LSNC's favorite fall event grows up! Bring a friend (or two) for a fun evening with music, beer and hard cider, tasty treats, and a live show. While you're here, visit creepy crawlies in our Critter House, meet some of our resident owls up close, take a guided twilight hike through Black Pond Woods, and enjoy an autumn evening in the great outdoors. Participants must be 21 years or older.

Registration is required by October 13th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Animal Haunts - Northern Neighbors
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Kids 12 and under and their families
$10 per person, or $35 per family

Join us for a beloved autumnal celebration at LSNC's non-scary Animal Haunts! Take a guided hike through Black Pond Woods, where costumed interpreters bring plants and animals from northern Michigan to life by sharing natural history facts and stories. We'll have festive fun with harvest crafts,a hay jump, live animals, and more. Don't forget to come in costume!
**This is a candy-free, non-scary event for kids age 12 and under and their families. Please be advised that our trails are not stroller or wheelchair accessible.**

Registration is required by October 14th. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Parents' Night Out - Pop, Fizz, BANG!
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in K-6th grades
$30 per child ($25 per member)

It's a night out for grown-ups while the kids enjoy an exciting evening at LSNC. Practice the scientific method, sing silly songs, and make stuff explode during a fun-filled night. Bring your own lab coat or borrow one of ours. Parents’ Night Out includes a Panera sandwich box with PB&J or Turkey as well as a late-night popcorn snack. Families are welcome to send their child with a dinner from home. Activities will be outside as much as possible, so please come dressed for the weather!

Registration is required by October 25th. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Parents' Night Out- Whooooo's There?
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in K-6th grades
$30 per child ($25 per member)

It's a night out for grown-ups while the kids enjoy an exciting evening at LSNC. Meet our nocturnal hunters and explore the ways they fly, hunt, and survive. Explore our grounds after dark and test your own owl-like survival skills. Parents’ Night Out includes a Panera sandwich box with PB&J or Turkey as well as a late-night popcorn snack. Families are welcome to send their child with a dinner from home. Activities will be outside as much as possible, so please come dressed for the weather!

Registration is required by November 8th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Critters Up Close
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum admission

Every month, Ann Arbor Hands On Museum visitors get up close and personal with some of our favorite critters from the natural world!  Join us for hands-on activities and a meet and greet with critters from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday. This month the featured critters are owls and they are ready for their close up!

Critters Up Close
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum admission

Every month, Ann Arbor Hands On Museum visitors get up close and personal with some of our favorite critters from the natural world!  Join us for hands-on activities and a meet and greet with critters from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday. This month the featured critters are owls and they are ready for their close up!

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